Holidays to Switzerland Travel Podcast, episode 101, Things to do in Grindelwald
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Episode 101: Things to do in Grindelwald. A local’s guide to the best activities and excursions

June 26, 2024 Last Updated on June 26, 2024

Planning a trip to Switzerland’s Jungfrau Region can be as daunting as it is exciting. 

With so many beautiful destinations to choose from, deciding where to base yourself can make or break your Swiss holiday experience. 

In this episode, I dive deep into the charming destination of Grindelwald (towns don’t get any more authentically Swiss than this!) with local expert and tourism professional James Wilson. We explore everything this idyllic location has to offer, from breathtaking mountain excursions to cozy village amenities.

James provides practical advice on navigating local transportation, choosing the right Swiss rail passes to save money, and selecting the best spots for dining and lodging. We also discuss top activities such as hiking to the picturesque Bachalpsee, experiencing the thrill of Grindelwald First’s adventure offerings, and enjoying serene walks through the Glacier Gorge.

Tune in to gain valuable tips to make your Swiss travel adventure as enjoyable as possible with our best resources to help you plan your perfect trip to the Jungfrau region. 

Join us and discover how Grindelwald can become your dream Swiss vacation base!

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Show Notes

In this episode you’ll learn about:

  • How to get to Grindewald
  • Useful information about Grindelwald
  • What to do at Grindelwald First
  • What to do at Pfingstegg
  • How to visit Jungfraujoch from Grindelwald
  • Why you should visit Männlichen
  • Other things to do in Grindelwald

Our Guest

James Wilson

James Wilson is the owner of Swiss Tailor Made, a business that represents Swiss tourism companies, including railway companies, cableways and hotels, to English-speaking markets.  The business also helps tour operators with the creation of new group and independent tours to Switzerland, and when time allows, James and his team offer private hosting services in the Jungfrau Region to individual guests.

James has lived in the Jungfrau Region for the past eight years and spends all his spare time exploring this stunning part of Switzerland.


Useful resources

  • Things to do in Grindelwald article – one of the most popular articles on our website, this guide includes photos of many of the attractions mentioned in this episode plus operating dates and more useful information.
  • Jungfrau Travel Pass article – our comprehensive guide explains the inclusions, validity, prices and available discounts for the Jungfrau Travel Pass.
  • Berner Oberland Pass – we love the Berner Oberland Pass and our detailed guide covers everything you need to know about this fantastic all-in-one ticket for the Bernese Oberland.
  • 3-day Jungfrau Region itinerary – our suggested three day itinerary provides you with a realistic plan to maximise your time in the Jungfrau Region.
  • More Jungfrau Region travel guides and hotel guides – we have lots more helpful guides, including hotel and accommodation recommendations, on our website.
  • Swiss Tailor Made – for details about how Swiss Tailor Made can help with your travel plans, contact James and his team via their website.

You can read a full transcript of this episode > here.

Jungfrau Region Travel Guide

Our other podcast episodes that feature Grindelwald and the Jungfrau Region include:

Episode 5 – Jungfrau Railways and Jungfrau Travel Pass, Episode 8 – Jungfrau Region, Episode 46 – Berner Oberland Pass, and Episode 62 – Jungfrau Region with kids. You can also watch live Q&A videos about the Jungfrau Travel Pass and Berner Oberland Pass on our YouTube channel.

First Cliff Walk at Grindelwald First
Cliff Walk at Grindelwald First.
View from Mannlichen to Bernese Alps
View from Männlichen.

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